Rachel Hawkins, you are so not my favorite person right now! I just finished Demonglass and if you don't come out with the next one right quick, I'll have to come find you. I prefer books that end in happiness and resolutions are come to, but this book left me wanting SO much more. I need to know what happens. GRRR! I don't want to spoil it for anyone, so I'll stop there.
I seem to be saying this alot lately, but I LOVED this book!! It was so good. Such a page turner. Read it in half a day and wished it had kept going. Usually the second books in a series and not so great. They stilt and slow down, where as the first books just plug along excitement after excitement. This book was not like that. It did have a slow start, but quickly picked up and rolled along. There were new ideas, new characters and it kept the wonderful feeling of adventure and fun from the first book, Hex Hall.
Rachel Hawkins does an incredible job of making her character Sophie be the ultimate in relate-able teens. Her manner of speaking and thinking is just so human like. It's fantastic. I can relate to this character so well, I feel almost like it could be me. (if I was a demon) Jenna, Cal, Archer all the characters she has developed within this series are so easy to like and even those I don't want to like, I like. I feel so much like I did back in high school. Those feelings of lose, love, frustration, trying to fit in, jostling friends and boys. I felt for Sophie's insecurities, but she is such a strong girl that I was excited for her too. The choice of good versus evil and trying to figure out who is good and who isn't while competing with her insides of love and friendship. Such good stuff.
And I just love the covers of the books. They are so magnificently done.
Sigh, the Hex Hall series is truly fun.